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Intel profit falls steeply

Blaming a slump in PC growth rates, Intel reported $US8.9 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2006, down 5 per cent from the same quarter last year.

Samsung develops 2G-byte phone memory card

Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday it has developed a tiny, 2G-byte memory card for use in mobile phones, just three months after it announced a card with half of that capacity.

Yahoo mulls offering Wi-Fi access to IM users

Yahoo is considering giving users of Yahoo Messenger free access to tens of thousands of Wi-Fi hot spots worldwide so they can engage in instant messaging, including voice communications, while unplugged from their regular home or office Internet con...

Quantum cryptography record broken

Scientists have reported an important speed breakthrough which brings closer the day when quantum encryption becomes a usable part of communications security.

Philips launches electrowetting display startup

Dutch electronics giant Koninklijke Philips Electronics and New Venture Partners have formed a new company, Liquavista, to commercialize electrowetting display technology, the companies said Wednesday.

Group urges governments to do more to fight spam

Governments need to pass more antispam laws, give law enforcement agencies more resources and work better across borders to combat unsolicited e-mail clogging up inboxes, an international economic group said Wednesday.

Torvalds patches Linux kernel, fixes broken virus

The hacker who created a widely reported cross-platform virus that could affect both Windows and Linux PCs may have inadvertently done some free bug testing for the Linux operating system. On Wednesday Linux creator Linus Torvalds said he had patched...

Child support system in budget blow-out

Queensland's Department of Child Safety has revealed its new Information Renewal Initiative (IRI) will cost $61 million as it expands to accommodate additional agencies.

Federal Court cans spammer

Clarity1 has become the first company to be successfully prosecuted under the 2003 Spam Act after the Perth Federal Court ruled in favour of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Vodafone shows off HSDPA in NZ

New Zealand will get a taste of the next generation high-speed network technology for GSM/UMTS (Global System for Mobile Communications/Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) operators tomorrow when Vodafone New Zealand demonstrates HSDPA (High ...

DRAM makers see prices rising in Q2

DRAM (dynamic-RAM) chip makers are forecasting higher prices for DDR2 (double data rate, second generation) memory chips over the next three months, and current trends could mean they'll remain strong all year.

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STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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